UK Software Company develops an innovative app for accepting donations

TITLE: UK Software Company develops an innovative app for turning a phone into a donations device

RELEASE DATE: 22nd May 2024


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Straight after the pandemic we had a cost of living crisis with the Consumer Price Index reaching 11.1% in October 2022 - the highest rate for over 40 years.  At the same time, charities are trying to do more, often with less resources than they had before and at a time when the need is greater than it has ever been. 

Situations surrounding COVID-19 quickly pushed the majority of giving to online where donations could be made digitally through online banking or website forms 24/7. For many people, habits have changed following the pandemic and the amount of people who carry cash and use cheques continues to decrease. 

Going back 30 years, cheques in the post was still the common way to receive donations.  4 billion cheques were written in 1990 going down to 558 million in 2015 and 150 million in 2021. Whilst charities can now scan cheques through mobile apps, it is still a multi day process from the cheque being written, to money arriving in the bank account. 

To help charities increase donations, a UK Software Company has developed an innovative app that turns any mobile phone into a contactless donation device. Edit Websites Ltd is pleased to announce the full launch of their Tap To Give Contactless App for charities. This innovative app is the result of 6 months of internal development and is now available for all charities to use.

The clever technology turns an iPhone or Android powered phone into a device for accepting donations. By downloading the brand new iKnow Contactless App, a charity or volunteer can use their own phone to receive contactless donations by donors simply tapping their bank card or own phone against the phone. Money is then securely debited from the donors account and transferred to the charity bank account.

Charities can customise the app and select what campaigns a donor can select so they can choose what their donation is for. The donor can select the amount they want to donate and then just give a simple tap to make their donation. 

Since the soft launch of their Contactless App, iKnow has found that the average donation to charities using Contactless giving is £8.89 with donations given so far starting at just £1 and going up to £100. 

Edit Websites is one of the first companies in the UK to develop a Contactless App. As a smartphone is all it requires, it means that a charity does not need to pay for specialist contactless giving hardware. With many Contactless solutions charging a subscription, the iKnow App can save the charity an additional monthly payment as it is included as part of iKnow Charity. 

Chris Gibson of iKnow says “We’ve received fantastic feedback from those that have started using our Contactless Giving App. Many are surprised at just how easy it is to set up and start receiving Contactless donations”. 

Andrea Best of New Life Bible Church says “As a small church, we were pleased to be able to download the iKnow Giving app via our mobile phones, which was easy to set up alongside our iKnow software. Having used it at church, everything went smoothly and individuals were very receptive to using it. Thanks for making this facility available to your service users.”

About Edit Websites

Edit Websites has developed iKnow - a powerful admin and donations platform used by charities and churches throughout the UK. 

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iKnow Charity Logo   iKnow Church loho



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